Nikolai

Europa Universalis IV - Shaping up fine

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Okay 1575, I've almost got Africa roped off from the Euros.  Portugal Allied France so I am trying to figure out how to get them in a war w/o France.  I've got 3 more empty province to settle and I got to kick Portugal out of their 4. :(

I have a OPM vassal in East Africa, that I am about to feed cores to, and another vassal Imerina that will eat the rest of Kilwa on Madagascar.  I have another OPM on the Tip of India that has a lot of cores on Vijayanagar.

I have a province settled in the Indonesian charter, but have not had time to get anything going on there yet.

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The capture ships selection for the navy is quite powerful, I don't build any ships ATM.  I'm going to have to burn MP to spawn the printing press.  It is not spreading anywhere near me.  I lost my #1 power rank since France got it already.

 

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Update to 1618.  Have significant holdings in Asia trade company regions, working through east and west Africa.  Kicked the Euros out, now have to deal with the Ottoblob.

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Madurai on the tip of India is my vassal, i have 5 ATM.

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I am trying to start a colony in Mexico.

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:b:

I never went to the New World in mine.  I only colonized the Far East and Australia as I was able to cut off the Europeans from heading there for a while (though the Mamluks of all nations started colonizing over there). 

Dat France! :huh:

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I popped a province (colony start) in the new world to declare on Scotland who was allied to Portugal so I could take their holdings in Africa without calling in Portugal's ally, France.  I decided to go ahead and get 5 provinces in Mexico.

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Might as well conquer the rest of Mexico since you're there.  They usually end up being a pretty strong colonial nation once you conquer the natives.  You won't ever get their trade though, which was why I went East and not West.

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How is the conquest of Africa going?

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Pretty good; I think that I will make it this time.  Year is 1666, I have most of East Africa under control and am working through West Africa.  Trying to keep myself out of a coalition.  Kanem Barnu and Mogadishu are my two African Vassals.

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Vijaynagar is my other vassal who I am feeding India slowly.  Stupid Ottoblob decided to become a colonizer and he has been dropping colonies everywhere making it tough for me to take clay without making him coalition eligible.  Got a nice colony in Dale land.  Oh and my economy is doing okay.  I got the talented daughter even 6-6-5 and she is 64 now so I'm up to date in tech; got high power projection solely on having rivals, pirating and insulting them.

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My Mexico colony is doing well, and I'm currently try to take out the remains of the Incas (first attempt was botched, I did not have coring range).  I would have been able to take more had France just beat me to them (while my troops were in transit).

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:b:

Now the big question.  Did you remember to enable Ironman mode? :lol:

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LOL, yup!  I had to get into the habit of copying the save daily to another folder and renaming it...just in case I play stupid (drunk).  I admit to save scumming as well.

I just got the live long and prosper achievement with my 6-6-5 ruler.  And no save scumming on that one. (or at least she has not had a death yet).

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I feel like I should be giving an update.  Maybe I should try Discord.  Thoughts?

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Here or there.  Not really much going on here anymore except spambots, but I still check.

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Discord is the best place I'd say.

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